Middle school cross country: Haughton, Benton winners in first meet of season

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Haughton won three of the four divisions in the first Bossier Parish middle school cross country meet of the season.

Haughton captured the sixth-grade girls, sixth-grade boys and seventh- and eighth-grade girls titles. Benton won the seventh-and eighth-grade boys championship.

Haughton scored 26 points in the sixth-grade girls division. Benton was second with 34 and Cope third with 95. Haughton scored 30 to win the sixth-grade boys division. Benton finished runner-up with 81 and Cope was third with 85.

Haughton won the seventh- and eighth-grade girls division with 20 points. Benton was second with 42 and Cope third with 83. Benton took the seventh- and eighth-grade boys division with 24 points. Greenacres was second with 75. Elm Grove and Cope tied for third with 76.

Benton’s Isabella Russell won the seventh- and eighth-grade girls individual title, covering the 1.5-mile course in eight minutes, 45.2 seconds.

Haughton runners took seven of the next nine spots — Madecyn Johnson (second, 9:06.5), Cadence Salas (third, 9:16.1), Lowrey Lain (fourth, 9:24.7), Kaylee Ogletree (sixth, 9:31.5), Shelby Haley (seventh, 9:49.5), Reagan Hodge (eighth, 9:49.5) and Kayleigh Goss (10th, 9:53).

Rusheon’s Tylissa Henderson finished fifth in 9:31.4 and Benton’s Jenevieve Willis ninth in 9:51.

Benton’s Megan Brown won the sixth-grade girls 1-mile run in 6:35.8. The next three spots went to Haughton runners Ahrianna Branch (6:45.1), Kinsley Brotherton (6:53.7) and Kylie Small (6:53.8).

Benton’s Emily Brooks was fifth in 7:02. Rounding out the top 10 were Elm Grove’s Kendahl Winningham (7:03.5), Haughton’s Ashlyn Wilkerson (7:03.6), Benton’s Emerson Disotell (7:05.0), Benton’s Rylee Fouts (7:20) and Haughton’s Morgan Imam (7:20.1).

Benton’s Seth Henson captured the seventh- and eighth-grade boys title, covering the 1.5-mile course in 8:10.2. Haughton’s Jordan Sanderson was second in 8:16.7.

Benton runners Ernesto Pena (8:20.4), Jack Johnston (8:28.9) and Eddie Pena (8:32.7) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 were Greenacres’ Colby O’Glee (8:48.3), Elm Grove’s Gabe Falting (8:50.0), Rusheon’s Jorge Alfaro (9:06.1), Cope’s Adam Weyermuller (9:10.2) and Greenacres’ Hunt Nugent (9:19.5).

Greenacres’ Drew Kent took the sixth-grade boys 1-mile run in 5:52.7. Benton’s Cole Austin finished runner-up in 6:06.3 and Cope’s Drew Kolniak was third in 6:13.5.

Haughton runners took the next five spots — Desmund Barnes (fourth, 6:20.3), Justin Walton (fifth, 6:21.0), Trent McGowen (sixth, 6:24.3), Camron Griffin (seventh, 6:26.5) and Silas Savage (eighth, 6:26.8).

Benton’s Kyle Hudson was ninth in 6:27.2 and Greenacres’ Paxton Bedgood 10th in 6:37.4.